By DAVID A. WILSON
With the 2012-13 school year essentially complete except for summer school, the California R-I School Board took up the budget, requirements for enrolling students, a future bond issue and end of year reports.
The 2013-14 operating budget was approved with step increase raises for teaching staff,
Among the requirements for students enrolling for the 2012-13 school year, the board discussed immunization requirements.
Although school officials should be consulted for information on how many doses of what vaccines are required at what age for school attendance, basic information for required vaccines is: DTaP/ DTP/ DT should be completed before entering school, with Tdap vaccinations to be done by the eighth grade; three doses of IPV (Polio) by fourth birthday; MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) before starting school; hepatitis B before starting school; and varicella (chickenpox) also before starting school. Those who have had chickenpox and are able to indicate dates, do not have to have the vaccination.
Religious exemptions are allowed. Contact the school for additional information.
After discussion, the board approved a school bond issue to be placed on the April 2014 ballot.
To be included in the bond issue proposal are renovations and additions to buildings, improvement of building security for students and staff, several energy conservation projects, updates to technology and networks and upgrades to the athletic facilities. The total proposed for the bond issue projects, including the funds expected to be returned by energy conservation, amounts to $4.196 million. The total bond capacity is $5.1 million.
The board has held three special meetings since the last regular meeting. Among the items discussed were the budget and proposed bond issue.
In the end of year reports, the summer school program was judged to be going very well.